Bethany

[ beth-uh-nee ]
/ ˈbɛθ ə ni /
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noun

a village in W Jordan, near Jerusalem, at the foot of the Mount of Olives; occupied by Israel since 1967: home of Lazarus and his sisters, Martha and Mary. John 11:1.
a city in central Oklahoma.
a female given name.
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Bethany

/ (ˈbɛθənɪ) /

noun

a village in the West Bank, near Jerusalem at the foot of the Mount of Olives: in the New Testament, the home of Lazarus and the lodging place of Jesus during Holy Week
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Word Origin and History for bethany

Bethany


Biblical village, its name in Hebrew or Aramaic is literally "house of poverty," from bet "house of" (construct state of bayit "house") + 'anya "poverty."

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